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Suicidal Tendencies Announce 2013 Tour Dates in Support of New Album

Theo Wargo, Getty Images It’s time to start stocking up on extra padding as Suicidal Tendencies have announced their impending return with a brand-new full-length album and a full-on tour to follow. The band will release their ‘Who’s Afraid?’ album on March 26 and you can bet the group’s ninth release is filled with all the energy and fury of its predecessors. Details on the disc are scarce at this point, but it’s likely that the group will incorporate songs from the album into their set lists when they tour in April. Frontman ‘Cyco Miko’ Muir stated last year of their hopes for their new music, “The way we look at it is that next year will be the 30th anniversary of our first record. When we look at a record, we don’t want to have it sound like 2012. We want it to sound awesome 25 years from now, so when a kid who wasn’t even born when we made it listens to it, he’s like, ‘Damn, that’s a cool record!’” The group has dubbed their upcoming trek the ‘Slam City’ tour. It launches April 11 at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco and runs through a May 12 finale in San Diego. Suicidal Tendencies revealed that DRI will be joining them for the first part of the run, with Sick of It All taking over as primary support on the back end. Meanwhile, Wake the Dead will serve as the opening act throughout the run and the band is teasing the possibility of another great band who they hope to have on board for the first four shows of the trek. Stay tuned. Suicidal Tendencies Spring 2013 North American Tour 4/11 — San Francisco, Calif. — Regency Ballroom 4/12 — Reno, Nev. — Knitting Factory 4/13 — Salt Lake City, Utah — In the Venue 4/14 — Denver, Colo. — Summit 4/16 — Minneapolis, Minn. — Mill City Nights 4/17 — Chicago, Ill. — House of Blues 4/19 — Philadelphia, Pa. — Electric Ballroom 4/20 — New York, N.Y. — Best Buy Theater 4/21 — Worcester, Mass. — Palladium 4/23 — Patchogue, N.Y. — Emporium 4/24 — Baltimore, Md. — Baltimore Soundstage 4/26 — Charlotte, N.C. — Amos’ Southend 4/27 — Atlanta, Ga. — Masquerade 4/28 — Charleston, S.C. — The Music Farm 4/30 — St. Petersburg, Fla. — State Theatre 5/2 — Miami, Fla. — Grand Central 5/3 — Orlando, Fla. — The Plaza Live 5/6 — Houston, Texas — House of Blues 5/7 — Dallas, Texas — Granada Theater 5/9 — Albuquerque, N.M. — TBA 5/10 — Tempe, Ariz. — Marquee Theater 5/11 — Pomona, Calif. — Fox Theater 5/12 — San Diego, Calif. — House of Blues [button href=”” title=”Next: Check Out Other 2013 Must-See Metal Concerts” align=”center”]

Stone Sour’s ‘Do Me a Favor’ Makes Concert Debut in Tucson

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire Stone Sour  showcased their upcoming ‘House of Gold & Bones Part 2′ disc by performing the new single ‘Do Me a Favor’ live for the first time at a concert in Tucson, Ariz., this week. The group chose to break out the track this past Tuesday (Feb. 12) during their stop in Tucson on their current North American trek with Papa Roach . The band has been heavily promoting the ‘ House of Gold & Bone, Part 1 ‘ album on their touring, but with ‘Do Me a Favor’ breaking the ice and ‘ House of Gold & Bones Part 2 ‘ arriving in April, look for potentially more songs to work their way into Stone Sour’s festival sets in the coming months. Stone Sour recently released ‘Do Me a Favor’ as a digital single, with plans for a music video to soon follow. In the interim, the group has posted a lyric video for the track to keep fans occupied. ‘House of Gold and Bones Part 2′ is due in April. Meanwhile, the group’s current North American tour winds up this weekend in Denver. Watch Stone Sour’s First Live Performance of ‘Do Me a Favor’ [button href=”” title=”Next: Corey Taylor Discusses ‘House of Gold & Bones’ Album Creation” align=”center”]

Bullet for My Valentine, ‘Temper Temper’ – Album Review

RCA Bullet for My Valentine are clicking on all cylinders on their new album, though the band readily admits the title ‘Temper Temper’ comes from some of the internal friction within the group. But rather than letting things fester, they turned lemons into lemonade by allowing it fuel the creative process. Fans of the group may already be familiar with the title track and ‘ Riot ,’ the first two songs released off the record. ‘Temper Temper’ was a solid introductory choice from the band, showing off their speedy guitar work and Michael “Moose” Thomas’ cymbal-heavy drumbeats, with the pacing of the song mirroring what it feels like when you’re just about to explode. ‘Riot,’ meanwhile, is arguably the album’s best song and a natural choice for a single. With guitar work that comes off like a warning alarm and Matt Tuck vocals that beg you to sing along to the “whoa-oh-ohs,” Bullet for My Valentine have an anthem on their hands. The disc as a whole is at its best in the mid-section, with the songs running from ‘Temper Temper’ through ‘Riot’ providing an increasingly diverse and strong stretch of music. ‘Pow’ starts off dialing things back a bit, but by the end of the song Tuck is confidently declaring, “ I will breathe once more .” ‘Dirty Little Secret’ has single potential and may have more style shifts than any song on the record. Keeping in the theme of dealing with aggression, Tuck belts, “ Straight for the throat / Like you’re an animal / In for the kill / Just like you’re an animal .” ‘Leech’ is a solid rocker that tells the story of a delusional person who’s always crashing the party. It’s followed by ‘Dead to the World,’ the album’s moodiest song, which comes at precisely the right time to give the listener a break from the hard-hitting assault that had been the record up to this point. In the introspective track, Tuck digs deep for the lyrics, “ I’ve tried a thousand times before to leave my demons behind me for good / I’m trapped with no escape to find / Lost without hope, hope is not lost as I hang on for one more tomorrow / Heart turns to black, but I’m not coming back cause I feel like I’m dead to the world .” However, by the end of the track, the melancholy gives way to full-on angst-ridden aggression fueled by Tuck and Michael “Padge” Paget’s guitar work. The album also concludes on a high note as ‘Livin’ Life (On the Edge of a Knife)’ is one of the more energetic tracks on the disc. The good news for Bullet for My Valentine fans is that not only will this album truly rock you, it also feels tailor-made for the stage. So get familiar with ‘Temper Temper’ and expect to hear plenty of it over the next couple of years. To catch BFMV on their upcoming tour with Halestorm, click here  for dates. [button href=”” title=”Watch Our Exclusive Interview With Bullet for My Valentine” align=”center”]

Daily Reload: Marilyn Manson, Tool + More

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire – Marilyn Manson collapsed onstage in Canada on Wednesday night and had to be carried off by his road crew. [ Loudwire ] – Tool ‘s Danny Carey reveals the group may still try to get new music out this year and that he was the injured band member in a recent Vespa accident. [ Loudwire ] – Metallica will play the National Anthem and throw out the first pitch at a San Francisco Giants’ home game in May. [ Loudwire ] – Queens of the Stone Age have added Elton John to their stellar guest list for their next album. [ Loudwire ] – Buckcherry ‘s Josh Todd discusses the ‘Confessions’ album, the seven deadly sins and the group’s upcoming film in our exclusive interview: [ Loudwire ] – Jack White has already started working on 20 tracks for his next solo album. [ ] – TheFW shows us what several Grammy nominated record covers should really say. [ TheFW ] – Led Zeppelin ‘s Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones discuss their difficulties finding a singer. [ Ultimate Classic Rock ] – Forty years ago, Iggy Pop and the Stooges released their ‘Raw Power’ album. [ Ultimate Classic Rock ]

Hollywood Undead and Black Veil Brides Score Top 10 Debuts on Billboard Album Chart

Ethan Miller / Frazer Harrison, Getty Images Hollywood Undead and  Black Veil Brides  are reaching new heights with their latest albums. Hollywood Undead’s third release, ‘ Notes From the Underground ,’ landed at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 album chart this week, while Black Veil Brides enjoyed their first-ever Top 10 entry with ’ Wretched and Divine: The Story of the Wild Ones ,’ which arrived at No. 7. Hollywood Undead moved 53,000 copies in their debut week, finishing behind the 73,000 sold by this week’s chart champ, contemporary Christian artist Chris Tomlin. However, ‘Notes From the Underground’ gives the band their highest debut yet in their career, as their last album, ‘American Tragedy,’ arrived at No. 4 back in 2011. As for Black Veil Brides, ‘Wretched and Divine’ sold 42,000 copies in its opening week. The group also shot to the No. 1 spot on the iTunes Top Album Chart and the iTunes Rock Chart. To show how the band’s fan base has grown, ‘Wretched and Divine’ nearly doubled in first week sales what the group did on their 2011 release, ‘Set the World on Fire.’ Black Veil Brides are currently on the ‘Church of the Wild Ones World Tour,’ with dates booked through a March 8 finale in San Francisco. Between now and then, the group will have played in four different countries on two continents. The remainder of the itinerary can be seen here . Hollywood Undead, meanwhile, are currently on a tour of their own. Check out the dates here . [button href=”” title=”Next: The Used’s Bert McCracken Records With Black Veil Brides” align=”center”]

My Darkest Days Guitarist Sal Costa Exits Band

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire My Darkest Days are down a member as they start to work on their next album. The band revealed via their social networks that guitarist Sal Costa (pictured at right above) is leaving the group after three years of growth and success. Costa joined My Darkest Days in 2009 and was part of their first two records — their self-titled 2010 release which spawned the breakout single ‘Porn Star Dancing’ and their 2012 follow-up, ‘Sick and Twisted Affair,’ which yielded the hit rock singles ‘Casual Sex’ and the title track. In addition to his lead guitar work, Costa also provided some vocals on the band’s songs. The band tweeted about Costa’s departure as well as their current progress on a new record. The tweets read as follows: Band Member Sal Costa is leaving My Darkest Days.The band is currently writing for their new album and it will be… — My Darkest Days (@MyDarkestDays) January 5, 2013 Its Sad news and we wish him well. Thanks to all our fans and friends out there.and for those about to RockWe salute you!!Matt — My Darkest Days (@MyDarkestDays) January 5, 2013 Goin over the tracks for the next MDD album in 2013!!!…Wheres your HORNS at?!!! #MDDARMY We love ALL of YOU!!!!! — My Darkest Days (@MyDarkestDays) January 5, 2013 ‘Sick and Twisted Affair’ was a heavier effort than the band’s debut and Costa revealed that the group’s consistent touring with hard rock acts definitely played a role in the musical transformation. As the band begin writing for their third studio album, it is not known what direction the group is taking. [button href=”” title=”Next: Watch My Darkest Days’ ‘Sick and Twisted Affair’ Video” align=”center”]

Pearl Jam Launch ‘Instant Classic’ Bootleg Series With Missoula Show Pearl Jam are one of the leaders when it comes to providing their fans with bootleg performances of their shows, but they intend on making the turnaround a little quicker and offering some special deals in the future. As such, they’ve launched what they’re calling the “Instant Classic” bootleg series. In late September, the group played one of their few shows this year in Missoula, Mont. as a show of support for Montana Senator Jon Tester’s re-election campaign. The Adams Center performance was the first time in seven years the group had played in Missoula, and it turned out to be such a high energy show that the band declared it “an instant classic.” As a result, they put a rush on making the performance available to their fans for a limited time at a special price. The period is currently underway and continues through Tuesday (Nov. 13) with fans being able to purchase the bootleg in MP3 format for $4.99. Most bootlegs retail for $9.99 at the group’s website . During this sale period, proceeds will be donated to the Poverello Center in Missoula. After Nov. 13, all formats (MP3, FLAC, FLAC-HD, and CD) of the show performance will be available at regular prices. Visit to place your order. Pearl Jam are in the process of working on new music, though bassist Jeff Ament recently admitted that they are taking it at their own pace and that he doesn’t expect they’ll continue work on the disc until sometime early next year. He added that even though there are seven or eight songs recorded, “It’s still sort of a blank slate and that’s exciting.” No timetable has been set for delivery of the next album. [button href=”” title=”Next: 10 Best Grunge Bands” align=”center”]